Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pope laments exodus of last Christians from Mosul

'Our brothers are persecuted, they are driven out'
A woman holds her newborn baby as Pope Francis delivers his July 20 Angelus address in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Pope Francis called for prayers, dialogue, and peace, as the last Iraqi Christians flee Mosul. CNS photo / Giampiero Sposito, Reuters.
In his weekly address after praying the Angelus in St. Peter's Square July 20, Pope Francis mourned the fleeing of the last Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who were told by ISIS forces last week to either convert, pay the Jizya tax, or leave. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Lawsuit launched against euthanasia law
These are the covers of two books reviewed by Brian Welter for Catholic News Service. Both have something to say on issues in modern times.
Living With Dignity (LWD) and the Physicians' Alliance Against Euthanasia have launched a lawsuit challenging Quebec's euthanasia law. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Council voids motion seen as anti-Christian

A storm of criticism has the Nanaimo city council back-pedaling. The council has now reversed its decision to ban events like the broadcasting of a leadership conference partly sponsored by an organization known for promoting traditional marriage. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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